A robust control strategy for a class of distributed network with transmission delays: LMI-based model predictive controller

S. Vahid Naghavi, A. A. Safavi, Mohammad Hassan Khooban, S. Pourdehi, Valiollah Ghaffari

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The purpose of this paper is to concern the design of a robust model predictive controller for distributed networked systems with transmission delays.

The overall system is composed of a number of interconnected nonlinear subsystems with time-varying transmission delays. A distributed networked system with transmission delays is modeled as a nonlinear system with a time-varying delay. Time delays appear in distributed systems due to the information transmission in the communication network or transport of material between the sub-plants. In real applications, the states may not be available directly and it could be a challenge to address the control problem in interconnected systems using a centralized architecture because of the constraints on the computational capabilities and the communication bandwidth. The controller design is characterized as an optimization problem of a “worst-case” objective function over an infinite moving horizon.

The aim is to propose control synthesis approach that depends on nonlinearity and time varying delay characteristics. The MPC problem is represented in a time varying delayed state feedback structure. Then the synthesis sufficient condition is provided in the form of a linear matrix inequality (LMI) optimization and is solved online at each time instant. In the rest, an LMI-based decentralized observer-based robust model predictive control strategy is proposed.

The authors develop RMPC strategies for a class of distributed networked systems with transmission delays using LMI-Based technique. To evaluate the applicability of the developed approach, the control design of a networked chemical reactor plant with two sub-plants is studied. The simulation results show the effectiveness of the proposed method.
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)1786-1813
Antal sider28
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2016

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